Agrico designs and manufactures shiploaders, for dry bulk products, worldwide.
If the loading location
is a new site we believe that our fixed shiploader can save you a
considerable amount of money, due to lower foundation costs, while
providing several advantages over other designs.
fixed shiploader is based on a design that’s loaded two ships per
week, for over 40 years, at a grain terminal in New Orleans,
design installs a single or multiple fixed tower, rotating and
shuttling shiploader(s) that are supported on the ship’s breasting
dolphins or land based piles. The total cost of our multiple
shiploaders is typically the same or less than a quadrant or linear
this design uses the breasting dolphins or land piles as shiploader
supports, you save the entire cost of the foundation required for
other style loaders. We estimate this savings to be US$10
million or more.
Agrico recently finished erection of our 19th shiploader of this design.
loaders shuttle in and out with a boom length of 27.4 meters (90’) to 45.7 meters
(150’) from the center of rotation and rotate up to 360 degrees. They
load any type of flowable product that moves on a belt
conveyor. Ships of any size can be loaded, at a rate up to 10,000 mtph.
are no cables or winches in our system eliminating much of the usual
maintenance, as well as the safety risk of a cable break or brake
and tower are assembled and wired offsite, into two large components.
The belt conveyor on the shiploader is installed and pre-shipment
tested. These two large components are floated to the location, where
pre-assembly and pre-wiring allow for quick erection, minimizing
business interruption at the jobsite. If freight is a concern, we can
ship the shiploader(s) unassembled in containers and on flat racks and
assemble them onsite.
shiploader is radio remote controlled, which allows the operator to
control loading from anywhere in the dock area, including from the
deck of the ship, facilitating better communication between the
terminal and the ship.
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